Oct 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh watches his team warm up before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Dean Pees deserves a lot of credit for a solid plan that kept the Colts high powered offense out of the end zone more than they should have been. We were admittedly concerned about this secondary heading into Sunday, but all in all they held up fairly well in what could have quickly turned into a disaster.
Gary Kubiak deserves most of the credit for this loss. Much like in week one’s loss to the Bengals, the Ravens bafflingly abandoned the run in this game even though they were having great success on the ground. The Ravens wound up with only 15 rushing attempts in a game that they spent almost the entire duration of trailing by no more than one score.
It’s also a big part of the reason why the Colts dominated time of possession. The Ravens just couldn’t sustain drives as multiple passes clanked to the ground, time after time. And while the Raven’s backs combined to run for 6.0 yards per carry, Kubiak kept on dialing up pass play after pass play. And just like in week one, they lost.